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By adamg - 6/11/22 - 10:26 am
Strorrowed truck in Cambridge

Roving UHub photographer Wiley Cox spotted a freshly storrowed truck sitting outside Micro Center on Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning. He reports it's the first Mem Drive storrowing he's ever seen, so a round of applause.

By adamg - 5/27/22 - 8:00 am

The Harvard Crimson provides an overview of the growing brouhaha over whether Cambridge should rescind the pandemic-inspired Saturday shutdowns of its river road. On the one hand: Bicyclists and others who appreciate the addition to the long-standing seasonal Sunday shutdown. On the other hand: Nearby residents who say they are trapped in their homes by drivers diverted from the road.

By adamg - 12/10/21 - 11:57 am
Wanted as porch pirate

Cambridge Police have released surveillance video of a man breaking into a Memorial Drive apartment building and making off with packages while wearing a purple bathrobe - after first trying to figure out how to use a traffic cone to prop open a door with just one hand since he was clutching a ciggie in the other. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 9:11 am

WBZ reports on the watery crash around 6:30 a.m. Driver hauled out in better shape - by a passing crew team - than the car, which may have first hit a pickup before smashing into the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/21 - 10:36 am

NBC Boston shows us what happens when a guy driving an oyster truck from Martha's Vineyard storrows on Memorial Drive at Mass. Ave. Compare to yesterday's Man from Nantucket storrowing and decide who did it better. And who can come up with a suitable limerick for our latest best Islands storrower?

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By adamg - 6/3/21 - 9:10 am
People sleeping outside the Cambridge Micro Center

Shortly before 8 a.m., Carol Beggy spotted at least 60 people - and one dog - lined up outside the Cambridge Micro Center, waiting so they could rush in and snap up $600 graphics cards. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:59 am
Wanted for dognapping

Cambridge Police are crediting a Channel 7 reporter for the safe return of Titus the Pointer - and the arrest of his alleged dognapper - today, after the guy decided to go walkies with the dog right past the parking lot where he'd allegedly taken him yesterday, and where the reporter was getting ready to do a report on the case. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 10:35 pm

State Police reported at 10:11 p.m. that Memorial Drive between JFK Street and Flagg Street was shut as investigators processed the scene.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 9:45 pm
Sun coming through the Shell sign on Memorial Drive at sunset

Matt Frank captured the setting sun through the lens of the Shell sign on Memorial Drive this evening.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:03 am

DCR announces that the traditional weekend banning of the cars on Memorial Drive in the Harvard Square area will start April 10 and run through Nov. 28: No cars allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 11:20 am
Wedged truck

Truck with a wedgie on Mem Drive. Photo by Karson Tager.

State Police report the driver of an "over height" truck wedged his vehicle good and tight under the Mass. Ave. Bridge on Memorial Drive around 11 a.m. "A heavy duty tow is responding," they say. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:45 pm
Shell sign in Cambridge

Jonathan spent some time by the Shell sign on Memorial Drive in Cambridge last night.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:49 am

The Dig reports DCR is soliciting bids for a $75,000 contract to create new signs that are somehow bolder and more, um, impactful, than the current "CARS ONLY" signs in preventing reading-impaired truckers from getting on the river roads.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 4:38 pm

DCR will continue to shut Memorial Drive on Saturdays and Sundays between Western Avenue and JFK Street to cars through Nov. 29.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 1:11 pm
Volvo on the wrong side of Memorial Drive

Matt Morong reports he was perusing Volvo's line of hybrid and electric vehicles when he came across this dramatic image of a Volvo SUV blithely being driven outbound on the inbound side of Memorial Drive near the Longfellow Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:12 am

The driver of a box truck just wouldn't take no for an answer and so had the top his vehicle shorn off this morning by the unforgiving Mass. Ave. bridge on Memorial Drive, where trucks can storrow just as easily as across the river. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 10:26 pm
Hyatt Regency in Cambridge with heart reflecting off Charles River

617 Images photographed several Boston-area hotels that are lit up to show support for healthcare and other essential workers during the Covid-19 crisis, including the Hyatt Regency on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, which reflected off the Charles River tonight.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 6:14 pm

State Police report a woman walked out from between two cars on Memorial Drive outbound at Ames Street and was hit by a pickup truck, around 8:15 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 1:41 pm

State Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Flasher

Flasher

State Police report they're looking for a man who likely didn't reckon a woman would try to hold him for police after he exposed himself to her while she jogged along Memorial Drive last Thursday evening - or that their interaction would be recorded by a surveillance camera.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 9:14 am
Geese crossing in a crosswalk on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Derek Lessing watched some careful geese cross Mass Ave. at Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning.

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